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to find out what to look for. a message from the american academy of dermatology captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 19th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." the controversy surrounding alleged comments president trump made to a grieving widow of a fallen soldier have turned into a case of he said/she said, and neither side is backing down. and mr. trump changes his stance on the bipartisan health care plan as ten governors ask congress to back restoring subsidies. plus a ten-hour manhunt ends with the arest of a man accused of shooting and killing three of his co-worke
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president trump says the claims that he was disrespectful to a family whose family member was killed. this case involves a phone call mr. trump made to the widow of a soldier killed nearly two weeks ago in africa. seth lemon is here in new york with more. seth, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. president trump insisted on twitter he had proof his phone conversation with the bereaved military widow went well though neither he nor congress let it up. they're standing by what they say they heard. wednesday was a day of he
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trump against florida congresswoman fredericka wilson. >> did say what that congresswoman said. she knows it. >> the comment he made to widow of army soldier la david soldier. for a second day wilson insisted the president made an insensitive comment. >> i heard him say, well, he knew what he was signed up for, but it still hurts. >> sergeant johnson's mother confirms the account. the president insisted via tweet he has proof to the contrary. >> he is not the proof. we are the proof. ry regret i did not record it. >> reporter: the white house did not specifically refute those exact words were said. press secretary sarah sanders said she took issue with the congresswoman and the press for portraying thene
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anything but sincere and respectful. >> i think it's a disgray of the media to try to portray an act of kindness leak that and that gesture and try to make itting? into something that it isn't. >> reporter: the father of dustin wright, another soldier killed in the ambush told cbs news the president called him too. he said the phone call went well and divide president trump as cordial in his condolences. the president mentioned kelly's son who was killed in action in afghanistan a few years ago as part of the discourse over phone calls to gold star families. anne-marie? >> seth lemon here in new york. thank you, seth. the attack in niger that killed sergeant la david johnson and others is being investigated. they want to know why the soldiers were caught off
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were killed on a patrol where the briefing said no enemy contact expect. they were memberings of a team of adviser and sold yours from niger, about 40 in all who set out to meet with local individual leaders that day, and according to the penalty gone's lieutenant kenneth mckenzie, had no reason to expect trouble. the pa petroleum last week had done 29 patrols over the previous six months or so. >> reporter: yet they were ambushed by a band of fighters described in an after-action report as well trained, well equipped, and will organized, a band which the pentagon now believes is a local offshoot of isis. the patrol vehicles were destroy and the soldiers were cut down atz they tried to take cover. because no enemy attack was expected there was no air
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the first aircraft to arrive were french mirage jets. >> they were able to fly over within minutes, which is pretty impressive. >> by then it was too late and they had to wait for helicopters to pick up the mortally dead soldiers. black is survived by a wife and two sons, johnson by a wife and two daughters. the body of sergeant la david johnson was not recovered until two days later. he and his wife were expected their third child. in hindsight it's obvious the patrol went out without enough backup. it will take an investigation to determine whether an ambush was in the worked had been missed. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. today they're formally introducing a bill for
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the white house said the president does not support the measure in its current form and some speakers like paul ryan are speaking out against it, but last night a bipartisan group of ten governors signed a letter urging congressional leaders to support the plan. the 'agreement on a two-year extension would help lower income americans obtain medical coverage. the president cut off the subsidies last week. attorney general jeff sessions and spawned some contention shus bark and forth-over alleged meddling. sessions was questioned about any role he might have had in the firing of james comey. he refused to say if he discussed comey's involvement in the investigation with the president. >> i did not confirm or deny the existence of any communication between the president that i consider to be confidential. >> sessions insisted that comey was fired because
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handling of the hillary clinton e-mail case. the fbi says a shooting rampage in maryland appears to be an act of workplace violence and not terrorism. the suspect shot five co-work co-workers, killing three. he has a long criminal record. a former employee thoud he was so dangerous he tried to get a restraining order. nikki battiste has our report. >> reporter: the 37-year-old is now in custody after a day-long ambush that spanned two state and ended in delaware. >> the suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. >> reporter: police say prince showed up to work at this business park wednesday morning and shout five of his co-workers at advanced granite solutions. three of them died. he saw the employees coming out of the business. >> one guy was crying. might have been friending or
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>> reporter: harford county authorities say prince used ha a handgun in the attack and then fled in a black gmc acadia. that vehicle was found benz evening after he shot another man at a used car dealership in wilmington. >> he knew every one of the people he shot and they had some type of a relationship and he knew them. >> reporter: police recovered the weapon prince tossed during the foot chase. he has a criminal history but police have not yet commented on his motive for the shooting. a white former tulsa, oklahoma, police officer has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the shooting of his daughter's african-american boyfriend. kepler said he shot 19-year-old jeremy lake in 2014 because he thought lake had a gun, but no weapon was found at the scene. the jury recommended 15 years in prison. a sentencing hearing is
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rain is forecast for northern california later today, which should help in the battle against a slew of deadly wildfires. firefighters report they've stopped the forward progress of all of the fires that swept through seven counties, but at least 42 people have been killed and 6,000 homes destroyed. white nationalist richard spencer is scheduled to speak at the university of florida today. the university says it will spend $600,000 on security for the event. a white supremacist rally in charlottes slil you may remember in august turned violent. florida declared a state of emergency saying the threat of a potential emergency is imminent. nfl commissioner roger goodell said the league is trying to stay out of politics. goodell spoke at the football league's fall meetings where altering the league's policy regarding the "national anthem" was not discussed. goodell says the league wants its
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order it. a tweet by donald trump said that shows total respect for the country. >> we respect our country, our flag, our "national anthem." we're going to continue to do that. >> nfl owners have differing views on the issue. 49ers ceo jed york says he will not force players to stand, but dallas cowboys owner jerry jones says players who do not stand will be benched. coming up on the "morning news" now, packet room law battle, a settlement with transgender advocates is announced in north carolina. and the fda approves a second gene-altering treatment for cancer. this is the "cbs morning news."
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch" ford announces a major recall and nielsen starts measuring netflix user. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. we'll start with this. the dow begins sitting above 24,000 for the first time. all three major averages closed at record high. the dow rallied 160 points. the s&p 500 rose nearly 2 points. and theed in dak finished slightly higher. ford is calling about 1.3
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to fix a faulty door latch. the recalls are 2015 through 2017 f-150 and 2017 fords. there's a bent cable that may result in a door not opening or closing. ford says affected customers will be notified next month. nielsen, the viewing measurement company says it will now be able to measure everything that is watched on netflix. prevously nielsen was able to track audiences from streaming programs and studio networks that opted in. now nielsen can track everyone. and a 19 karat pink diamond that was once part of the french crown jeweled will be offered next month in
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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. the certainly is on for a hit and run driver to struck a police officer along a busy road. >>
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tweet that sent social media on fire about a rumor about the first lady. >> we're getting out the door hopefully to work and school on time. >> you put a lot of responsibility on me. it ischilly out there. so you need ajacket. as far as the afternoonnot so much. 51 degrees inwashington. temperatures47 degrees at the bus stop with lots of sunshine out there. we're going to warm up nicely today. high temperatures75 degrees, sunny, beautiful, southwest winds 10 miles per hour. this is how your day pansout. i'll tell you why you needthat sweater once again later on in the afternoon, 66 by noon. we'll hit our high around 3:00 in the afternoon after that the temps are going to drop. looking at upper 60s by 6:00 in the evening.
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pans out, temperatures up to 74 today, 76 friday and saturday 77 degrees, still gorgeous out there. i have leaves on again today. all right. if you are out on route100 we have an accident heading westbound by i-97, then a second accident on -- in your eastbound lanes by mountain road. we havea couple incidents. other thanthat it's just construction area you know about like on the top side of the beltway. here's a live look of traffic moving around the outer and inner loop. security has been tightened by a rally. >> thousands of protesters are expected to show up. earlier
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rick scott issued -- 500 officers are expected to be on the campus. the school will spend about 6 $600,000 on the event. theschool president says that unfair but felt compelled -- today former president barack obama will try to get -- he's scheduled to campaign with the lieutenant governor tonight in richmond. last weekend hewas joined by former vice president joe biden. . some famous people do use body doubles but the first lady is not one of them. >> however, when the rumor got started on social media on wednesday it took off. cnnvideo of president trump talking about iran last friday. thepost reads this is not the first lady. it led to
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theorys. people joining in defending the first lady and people making fun of the idea this was brought up. >> the bar is really low. >> that's a quick look at what's going on. . an officer is lucky she wasn't killed and her colleagues are hunting for the hit and run driver who struck her. >> good morning. >> we're really ready for the weekend and thursday is getting us closer to that. we have alook at the forecast this morning. i certainly need thathad jacket that you've been talking about when i left the door this morning. >> i left my heavier jacket at home. i'm going to show youwhat not to do, do not forget your jacket this morning. 40sand 50s as you step out. by theafternoon you won't need that jacket with temperatures around
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plenty ofsunshine. we'll be a fewdegrees warmer than what we were yesterday. i know everybody'sfast forwarding to the weekend. your outdoor plans are absolutely safe. 77 degreessaturday, and then sunday another round of sunshine with high temperatures right at 78 degrees. . we have a couple accidents on route 100 in both directions. they're a little spaced out. ifyou're headed out by i-97 we have an accident in your westbound lanes by route 100 that's your first one and the second one is in the eastbound lanes by route 100. other thanthat we have construction. ifyou're close to 50 coming in on the beltway or coming down the parkway and take the inner loop you'll see some crews out there doing construction. alsouniversity boulevard by the beltway, this is a live look, still no traffic as you're coming down 95. it's the besttime to leave the us

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